There are some brain disorders that we unfortunately have no control over, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease or depression, and the latter has actually become increasingly common over the past couple of decades. To this day, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease – although there are ways to slow down the progression of the disease, there is no treatment to completely cure it and to reverse its devastating effects.
The same principle applies to dementia, which is triggered by a series of changes in the brain that nobody can predict or control. Brain scans have revealed that people with dementia actually experience a dramatically reduced activity or even the gradual loss of brain tissue, and this happens while the sufferer is still alive. Although this shrinkage of the brain may be generalized and affect the entire brain or it may be restricted only to one or more parts, we have no control over it and the damage tends to spread at a very fast pace.
When it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease, which is one of the most devastating brain disorders of the 21st centuries, the damage tends to occur in the hippocampus and all the adjacent structures – this is precisely why people who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease have a hard time retrieving memories or even storing new information. However, there are several different types of Alzheimer’s Disease, and they may affect one’s memories in different ways: it is not uncommon for some people to be able to remember important childhood memories, yet still to forget the name of a close friend or even that of a family member.
5. Your Brain Controls Your Intuition And Your Natural Inclination
Although we tend to refer to it as a “gut feeling”, the truth is that it all takes place in the brain, which is extremely complex and intelligent. Although intuition may seem to lack hard facts at first, the truth is that your brain subconsciously processes all the signs and facts and then sends you signals, under the form of “intuition”. What is truly amazing about the human intuition is that although we rarely get to explain what we feel and why we feel that way, in most of the cases it turns out that our gut feeling was right.
To conclude, these are only five of the tens, if not hundreds of different thoughts and processes that are entirely controlled by your mind, processes that you have little to no control over. The more you know about your brain’s sophisticated mechanism of action, the easier it will be for you to accent the fact that you can never have full control over every aspect of your life!